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Vernon Claude WITNEY

Regimental number1187
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArmadale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Witney, Armadale, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2857A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1915 (pyrexia), and transferred to Mudros; disembarked Alexandria, 9 September 1915 (pyrexia and debility), and admitted to Bombay Presidency Hospital (nervous debility); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 October 1915

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wandilla', 13 December 1915; disembarked Fremantle, 14 January 1916 (enteric fever).

Returned to duty, 6 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2857 Vernon Claude WITNEY for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WITNEY Vernon Claude

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